Which is kind of the theme of my argument for legalizing herd shares for raw milk (and eventual direct farm sales). . . in West Virginia. The local economic value of agriculture has never had enough value placed up on it, and we have been a historically poverty stricken place. Local food is part of the answer, and God knows, we need an answer here. And soon.
Read more here:
"A West Virginia Family Leaves Coal for Local Food—And Wants to Help Others Do the Same
In a place where coal’s legacy has left residents struggling, one family has a vision of a healthier future."
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens
- Proverbs 27:23-27